If I go, there will be trouble And if I stay it will be double So come on and let me know The classic song from the Clash has been on my mind in recent days. As many readers may know, I am in Singapore with my wife and youngest son for about 10 weeks, … Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Music Monday: A Brief Glance at a Chinese New Year Performance
This past weekend was the celebration of the Chinese New Year in Singapore, with many shops and restaurants closing down from early Friday evening until Monday morning. It was very quiet at the malls, on the streets, at the corner cafes, and at the food hawker courts. But today things seemed to get back to … Continue reading Music Monday: A Brief Glance at a Chinese New Year Performance
This Would Not End Well in the U.S.
We've been in Singapore for three weeks now, and absolutely loving it. There are obviously lots of things that are different here than back home in the U.S., but I think the picture above says a lot about the differences. We were walking around parts of Chinatown tonight, and most of the stores were closed … Continue reading This Would Not End Well in the U.S.
The Hidden Power of the Confused Look
I'd like to say it's taken me 62 years to master having a confused look on my face, but in reality, I think it's the default facial expression I was born with. And while there may be times when having a confused look may not be a good thing (such as when a student asks … Continue reading The Hidden Power of the Confused Look
A Couple of Haikus about Singapore
Still feeling jet lagged It's only seven o'clock Too early for bed Hawkers pushing food The smells are hard to resist Can't wait to go back
Music Monday: Music from the Streets of Singapore
I love street performers of all kinds, but especially jugglers and musicians. Fortunately, when it comes to musicians, Singapore has not disappointed (I'm still keeping an eye out for jugglers...) Right across the street from our apartment there is a large outdoor gathering space at the intersection of three malls. So far, we have come … Continue reading Music Monday: Music from the Streets of Singapore
Some First Impressions of Singapore
Warning: I enjoy reading travel essays where people share their travel experiences. The photos and the writing often make me feel like I am there. I just want to let you know up front, this post will fall far short of those wonderful travelogues. My wife, son, and I are fortunate to be spending the … Continue reading Some First Impressions of Singapore